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Heart Attacks

6 Things You Might Not Know Can Trigger A Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Some heart attack risk factors are common knowledge. The average person knows, for example, that obesity, diabetes and hypertension can lead to an inc...

Ambulance

Jana Lee Frazier | Posted 02.05.2015 | Good News
Jana Lee Frazier

I had never been in an ambulance before -- on ice-encrusted back roads hurtling through a storm. In my flimsy flowered robe and thin slippers, with two young men frantically adjusting tubes and trying unsuccessfully to soothe me.

How The Effects Of Stress On The Heart Differ For Men And Women

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Stress has been linked with a number of harmful effects on physical and mental health, one of the most concerning being its link to an increased risk ...

Heart Attacks Are More Likely To Be Fatal For Young Women Than Young Men

LiveScience | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women

By: Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 07/22/2014 10:35 AM on LiveScience Women make up one-quarter of heart attack patients a...

Mind a Mess? Try a 60-Second Speed Clean

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Ever have one of those days when your mind traffic makes Atlanta Airport's schedule look like child's play? According to an April 2014 list from Airp...

I Mistook My Anxiety Attack For A Heart Attack

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Quentin Vennie thought his anxiety would be the death of him. Literally. "My grandfather died from a heart attack," the life coach recounted in a H...

6 Surprising Things I Learned From A Visit To The ER

Mindy Trotta | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Mindy Trotta

I have a friend whose husband says she suffers from IDS... Instant Death Syndrome. In other words, she's a hypochondriac.

Prescription Drugs: When New And Expensive Is Really Just Money For Nothing

David Belk | Posted 04.24.2014 | Fifty
David Belk

How do doctors know if a new drug is really better than the ones already available? This is an important question because new drugs come out every year and if one works better at, say, reducing the chance of a heart attack, then it's probably worth prescribing.

Diagnostic Ethics: Harms vs Benefits of Somatic Symptom Disorder

Allen Frances | Posted 02.15.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

The arena now shifts to the International Classification of Diseases 11 which is currently being prepared by the World Health Organization and is due to be published in 2016. The open question is whether ICD 11 will mindlessly repeat the mistakes of DSM-5 or will it correct them?

What Statins, Trans Fats, and GMOs Tell Us About Scientific Controversies

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 02.03.2014 | Science
Alison Rose Levy

Climate denial has rightly lead many to unilaterally embrace science as the last bastion of rational thought in an increasingly contentious world. But the question is: Whose science?

Mediterranean Diet vs. Cholesterol Pills: We Have a Winner

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

The debate highlights what's unusual about a Mediterranean Diet: It's a free lunch. No losers, just rare winners. Among proven heart therapies, that is unique. And the bonus? It's more effective than statins.

Cardiac Regeneration: Fixing a Broken Heart

Dr. Kenneth W. Liechty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dr. Kenneth W. Liechty

Scientists are only beginning to understand the basics of cardiac regeneration. While there is not likely to be a sudden breakthrough, this research holds tremendous potential for the many people who otherwise face diminished quality of life or even imminent death.

Kelvin Lost 269 Pounds: 'I Found Comfort From Within Instead Of In Food'

Posted 09.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Kelvin Burnett A...

Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes? Yes. It. Can. Be. Done.

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

When health care systems and their patients follow simple steps, they can lower blood pressure and save lives. Prevent many of the nearly 1,000 deaths a day in the U.S. as a result of high blood pressure? Yes, it can be done. What can you do to help?

The Scary Self-Fulfilling Impact Stress Has On Your Health

Posted 06.27.2013 | Fifty

Do you believe stress impacts your health? Then you may be raising your risk of heart attack, according to a new study. While there have been many ...

James Gandolfini Did Not Die of Natural Causes

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Celebrity
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The idea that a heart attack is "natural" for a man of only 51 is a dangerous fallacy that medicine has tried very hard to dispel. A heart attack is a disease state caused by specific circumstances, and it needs to -- and can -- be prevented.

Study Shows Laughing Gas Doesn't Pose Risks For Heart Patients

Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jeffrey Kopman There’s nothing funny about heart attacks, but patients being prepped for surgery can now have a good, albeit slightly inap...

The Bitterness of Coal: How This Dirty Fuel Punishes the Health of Latino Communitites

Javier Sierra | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

This environmental justice activist of Mexican origin has said enough is enough and started to fight for the retirement of the coal-burning plant that for decades has been poisoning the air and water of this mostly Latino community.

The Top 3 Diets For A Healthy Heart

Next Avenue | Posted 04.05.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan It's not so much the specific foods, but your overall eating pattern. Which plan is right for you? ...

Bald Men Have A Higher Risk Of This Health Concern

Posted 04.05.2013 | Fifty

Men who are losing their hair may have bigger concerns than just their looks. A new study finds that balding men share a greater risk of having a hear...

My Story: 'Listen To Your Body And Find A Doctor That Will Listen'

Kimberly Binkley | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Binkley

I have gone from less than 5 percent heart function almost 12 years ago to normal heart function today. I am living well after being told I had 4.5-5 years to live. Please listen to your body and find a doctor that will listen. Going to the ER that day saved my life.

What Women Need To Know About Heart Disease, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Heart disease is a major issue for women -- even if no one in your family has a history of it. Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor for NBC News,...

Thinking Out of the Box: Defibrillator Surgery Offers New Hope

Chuck Gomez | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Chuck Gomez

A box won't define me anymore. I won't feel like I'm carrying a small "purse" or camera anymore. It will be implanted inside me. The defibrillator will be part of me. I may face new obstacles in my recovery, but with two heart-related operations in six months under my belt, I've become a stronger person -- inside and out.

Learn to Use an AED: The Gift of Life

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

We've all been in public buildings and walked by the signs indicating where automated defibrillators are located. But did you know that they are simple to use and, perhaps more importantly, that they are specifically designed to be used by the general public?

Heart Disease, Cancer or Terrorist Attacks: What's Killing More of Your Friends and Family?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

So here is my suggestion. Why don't we allocate our tax dollars in a more reasonable and cost-effective manner to address the real threats facing each and every person in America?